Artists pay tribute to 50 years of Star Trek

Star Trek 50 Artists 50 Years celebrates the rich history of the sci-fi series. Check out some of the funny, colourful and stunning pieces in the exhibition.


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1 of 27 Rocco Malatesta

50 - Live Long And Prosper

To celebrate 50 years of Star Trek, Italian illustrator Rocco Malatesta depicts a twist on the famous Vulcan salute.

2 of 27 Joshua Budich

To Boldly Go

Illustrator Joshua Budich depicts the crew of "The Original Series".

3 of 27 Dusty Abell

Star Trek The Original Series

This image by animator Dusty Abell includes at least one character, creature, ship or location from every one of the 79 episodes of the classic show.

4 of 27 Nicky Barkla

The Final Frontier

Self-taught Australian psychedelic-surrealist Nicky Barkla assembled the crew of the Enterprise from "The Next Generation" for this piece.

5 of 27 Paul Shipper

Star Trek Inception: The Cage

British artist Paul Shipper goes back to the beginning with this movie-style poster for the original, unbroadcast pilot episode in which Jeffrey Hunter portrayed Captain Pike, Captain Kirk's predecessor.

6 of 27 Mick Cassidy

Risk is our business!

Mick Cassidy, a character designer for TV series "Family Guy", was inspired by classic comic artist Jack Kirby for this piece.

7 of 27 Tim Anderson

Where No Man Has Gone Before

This image is by Tim Anderson, who has the best job in the world: attraction designer at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.

8 of 27 Amy Beth Christenson

Don't Believe in No-Win Scenarios

Amy Beth Christenson, a senior concept designer at Lucasfilm Animation, quotes Captain Kirk for this image of the foes Kirk and friends have faced.

9 of 27 Nicolas Beaujouan

Spacial Gnosis

French artist Nicolas Beaujouan was inspired by old illumination, Dionysius Freher and his work on Jacob Böhme, and the Tree Of Life.

10 of 27 Glen Brogan

The Bridge

Illustrator Glen Brogan wanted to create an image of the "Original Series" bridge that looked like a toy playset.

11 of 27 Stanley Chow

Teleportation of Mr Spock

Stanley Chow, from Manchester, England, learned that actor Leonard Nimoy had sadly died just after he completed this image of Mr Spock.

12 of 27 Fernando Reza


Fernando Reza, professionally known as FRO, draws on the dramatic and often psychadelic lighting and colours of "The Original Series".

13 of 27 Tom Whalen

U.S.S. Enterprise Spec Sheet

Designer Tom Whalen created this image of the "Original Series" Enterprise in Adobe Illustrator.

14 of 27 Joe Corroney

Dance of the Orion Women & It's Your Galaxy Too!

Comic book artist Joe Corroney has worked on both Star Trek and Star Wars comics.

15 of 27 Ulises Farinas


This image depicts different characters on a spectrum of order, chaos, logic and emotion. Characters are placed in the image between the order of the Borg Collective and the chaos of Q, and from the logic of Data to the emotion of Worf.

16 of 27 Mattel / Neal Smith


Neal Smith has the great job of designing Team Hot Wheels toys at Mattel. His Borg cube design is made out of assimilated Hot Wheels toy cars. Resistance is futile...

17 of 27 Matthew Skiff


Matthew Skiff drew on old Flash Gordon comics and the art of Frank Frazetta to depict the epic fight between Kirk and the Gorn Captain from the episode "Arena".

18 of 27 Dave Merrell

Space Seed

British artist Dave Merrell was inspired by legendary movie poster artist Drew Struzan for this image depicting the first appearance of classic villain Khan.

19 of 27 Anna-Maria Jung

They're Dead, Jim

It's a dangerous profession being a security personnel "redshirt" aboard the Enterprise. Austrian artist Anna-Maria Jung shows some of the ways redshirts met their end.

20 of 27 Andrew Wilson


Andrew Wilson is an artist who currently works for games developer Valve, the company behind Half Life, Portal and Team Fortress 2.

21 of 27 P.J. McQuade

Boldly Going

Artist PJ McQuade portrays Captain Picard drinking his tea (Earl Grey, hot) alongside the crew of "The Next Generation".

22 of 27 Des Taylor

Logic and Laughs

UK artist Des Taylor, who also provided the exclusive art for our review of new movie "Star Trek Beyond", draws on the friendship among the crew of the Enterprise.

23 of 27 Lynn A. Norton


Lynn A. Norton sculpts Star Trek collectibles for Hallmark, and created this new ship for the exhibition. According to Norton, the "Next Generation"-era Bellwether is powered by an experimental Metawarp propulsion system and can separate to become two exploration vessels with duplicate systems and capabilities.

24 of 27 Gary Pullin

Mirror Mirror

Artist Gary Pullin's silk-screen print depicts the classic episode in which the crew of the Enterprise face nasty alternate versions of themselves -- with, in Spock's case, a truly evil beard.

25 of 27 Dave Quiggle

Strangely Drawn to It

Dave Quiggle's art has been used for many musical projects. Here he depicts Spock and a cat that fans will recognise as a shapeshifter named Isis from the episode "Assignment: Earth".

26 of 27 Christopher Ryan Ross

Phasers Set to Stunning

Photographer Christopher Ryan Ross frames "Big Bang Theory" actor Mayim Bialik for this tribute to Captain Kirk, Yeoman Janice Rand and Mister Spock.

27 of 27 Patrick Connan

Revenge is a Dish That is Best Served Cold

French illustrator Patrick Connan rewatched "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" over and over for this piece.

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